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Pianist combines music and humor

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Blame the “Emile-appeal.” Wherever comedic pianist Emile Pandolfi goes, there are bound to be groupies. “He does have a diehard group of followers, kind of like the Grateful Dead,” said Rick Ramseur, president of the Lincoln County Concert Association, which is organizing the event. These fans have been ordering tickets…

Lincolnton native learns medical ropes

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After a middle school field day mishap, Matthew Cline hurt his knee and discovered the medical process. The young boy was fascinated by his surgery and rehabilitation process – so much so that he is now a student at Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine. To gain first hand experience,…

Farm-City Week celebrated heartily

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Farmers and city slickers alike joined together at the James W. Warren Citizens Center Tuesday night to celebrate Farm-City Week. “It is a time of appreciation,” said Kevin Starr, director of the Lincoln County Cooperative Extension. “It’s a time to appreciate one another and the society we live in and…

Car-less and over 60? Try this transportation

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For many Lincoln County residents older than 60, driving is not an option. Without a car or license, few alternatives are available — especially in such a small county with limited mass transportation. Those unable to drive usually end up depending on the kindness of family members for trips to…

Farm Couple

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Go Team!

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4-H favorite

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50th anniversary

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Charlie A. Ballard and Peggy G. Ballard of Lincolnton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 14. They were married on Oct. 14, 1955 at Antioch Baptist Church. They have two sons, Mark Ballard and Brad Ballard, both of Lincolnton. They have six grandchildren, Brittany Ballard, Spencer Sutton, Travis Sutton,…

Christmas tree farm grand opening set for Nov. 19

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Christmas is often a hectic time, filled with deciding on the perfect gift, decorations and tree for the season. Santa’s Forest, a Christmas tree farm owned and operated by the Herter family, aims to ease that holiday burden and make it fun at the same time. “It’s neat that it’s…

Let’s have some fun!

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